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rope in Informal

Meaning: If somebody ropes you in, they persuade you to do something you don't really want to do.

For example:

  • rope in sb We're having a charity fun run, so I'm trying to rope in as many of my friends as I can.

  • rope sb in Our manager got nearly everybody to say they'd perform in the Christmas talent show. I can't believe he roped so many of us in.

Quick Quiz:

A few of the newer teachers have been roped into taking
  1. extra classes
  2. extra holidays
  3. extra pay

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